It is necessary to obtain parental consent for all players age under 18 to take part in any England Touch Association (ETA) activity.
If you wish for your son/daughter to participate, then please read the following information, complete the form, sign to provide Parental Consent and return to the Team Manager of your team. Copies of this form will be retained by the High Performance Team and the Head of Medical Services.
SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE OF JUNIOR PLAYERS – COACHING AND MEDICAL
The ETA is currently working towards ensuring all coaches are fully qualified and receive relevant training for continuous professional development. Where coaches do not have a full qualification, they will be supervised by a qualified member of the coaching staff, e.g. the High Performance Director, Technical Director or DBS checked ETA coach with Advanced Coaching (Level 2) qualification. All coaches will be checked and cleared through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
All medical personnel involved with the ETA are fully qualified and registered Chartered Physiotherapists. They have been checked and cleared through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
ASSESSMENT OF JUNIOR PLAYERS FOR COMPETITION
When assessing whether a junior player (under the age of 18) is capable of playing touch within any divisional Touch competition and subsequent games, those responsible for making the decision will be the relevant Head Coach and the Medical Team and will take into account the following:
The ultimate consideration must be for the welfare and safety of the player and those with whom the player will be playing.
There has and will be clear communication with all those involved in and affected by the decision.
The following aspects must been taken into consideration when making the decision:
The physical development and any injuries/illnesses of the individual and the player’s playing colleagues
The skill level and experience of the individual
The individual’s playing position in the team
The competitive standard of the particular match and playing conditions
DATA PROTECTION AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Any information provided on this form will be will be kept secure and confidential in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The ETA will use the information provided on this form for Coaching and Medical administration and for the purpose of contacting players and parents/guardians regarding other affiliated Touch activity. In the event of a medical issue or safeguarding concern arising, the ETA may disclose certain information to relevant personnel as required.